Margaret Eby


Why We Need Diverse Writers’ Landmarks


In 1974, Alice Walker went on a road trip with her mother, back to the stretch between Eatonton and Milledgeville where she had grown up. At a lecture Walker had given, someone had pointed out that Walker had grown up just minutes from Andalusia, Flannery O’Connor’s dairy farm. Walker, an O’Connor fan, decided to visit both the place she lived and O’Connor’s Andalusia. She found her childhood home in ruins and O’Connor’s vacant house largely intact.
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